Monday, March 31, 2014

Just for Kids Weekly Link-Up: Crafts, activities, recipes, & more! Week 7


Welcome to my weekly Just For Kids 
Link-Up Party!

I'm a homeschooling mom of two girls ages 5 and 10 and run a small home day care for 4 precious little ones, ages 1 to 3. I'm always on the lookout for more craft and recipe ideas, free printables, lessons, experiments, and fun activities to do with the kids.

Every Monday I'd love for you to come share your favourite blog posts that feature all things that are Just For Kids. If you link up this week, you just may be featured in next week's post as well as added to my Just for Kids Link-Up Party Pinterest  board.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Giveaway Linky ~ Mar 28 - Apr 3



Welcome to my Friday giveaway LINKY!

Come link up your giveaways and enter some too.

The Ultimate Party on Google+, Week 4

Tammy from The Ultimate Linky, Renee from Mommy Goes On, Tammy from My Life Abundant, Elizabeth from Positive Kismet, and Kim from KidPep run this party every week on their blogs, and this week I am able to cohost with them!

It's week 4 of the Ultimate Party on Google+ and I'm so pleased to be co-hosting for the second time! If you are like me, and want to work on making better use of Google+ and getting your posts seen and shared, this party is a great way to start and network with other fantastic bloggers. So come on over and party with us all day!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Canada ONLY Blog Giveaways ~ New Facebook Group!


I recently asked entrants to my Canada Only Cash Giveaway what types of giveaways they loved the most. It wasn't a surprise to me to learn that many of those who responded really love to enter blog giveaways that are ONLY open to Canadians. I personally have to agree. I love entering giveaways, and I'm much more likely to enter Canada only giveaways, mainly because I figure I have a better chance of winning. Isn't that true?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ModCloth's Spring it On Sale & ‘Twirl Around the World Contest’!

Spring it On Sale starts 3/26

Who else is glad that winter is over and Spring has finally arrived? Spring means lots of things. To some it even means shopping for a new wardrobe and spring sales! Here's one you don't want to miss. ModCloth is having a Spring it On Sale. Shop ModCloth's fave spring styles & get 20% off! Hurry, ends soon. 

Start time: Wednesday, 3/26 @ 9am PT
End Time: Friday, 3/28 @ 10am PT


‘Twirl Around the World Contest’ 

Show off your twirling capabilities with the ModCloth ‘Twirl Around the World Contest’ and you could win a $350 gift card! Snap a photo of yourself twirling in your favorite spring ensemble and upload to the Style Gallery or post on your Instagram account with the hashtag #modtwirl. Videos will also be considered on Instagram. 

Contest ends: 3/31 at 10am PT. 
One Instagram winner and one Style Gallery winner will be chosen on 3/31 by EOD. 

Happy twirling!

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Kids Craft: Construction Paper Fish with Tissue Paper Scales

Construction Paper Fish with Tissue Paper Scales


As you can probably tell from the crafts I've been posting lately, I'm all about simple crafts that are inexpensive and easy for little ones. I like crafts that have simple supplies that I can buy for cheap at the dollar store as well as crafts that don't take too much planning and preparation. Simple crafts are lots of fun for the kids and help to avoid frustration. We liked this Tissue Paper Fish craft because it was easy and any craft that involves gluing is a favourite in this house.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Just for Kids Weekly Link-Up: Crafts, activities, recipes, & more! Week 6


Welcome to my weekly Just For Kids Link-Up Party!

I'm a homeschooling mom of two girls ages 5 and 10 and run a small home day care for 4 precious little ones, ages 1 to 3. I'm always on the lookout for more craft and recipe ideas, free printables, lessons, experiments, and fun activities to do with the kids.

Every Monday I'd love for you to come share your favourite blog posts that feature all things that are Just For Kids. If you link up this week, you just may be featured in next week's post as well as added to my Just for Kids Link-Up Party Pinterest  board.

TODAY ONLY: 60% Off Reebok Shapewear


The hottest sales expire as quick as they come, so you had better jump on this one fast. Just for today (3/24) Reebok is offering 60% off on all Shapewear items for women! Don't miss this perfect opportunity to update your workout wear for the spring! 


Valid: Today Only, 3/24 Promo Code: SHAPE60


**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Just for you #Canada! $125 PayPal Cash Giveaway {CAN~4/11}


Do you LOVE giveaways? I know I do!

If you're always on the lookout for more fantastic Canadian giveaways to enter, you should check out the Giveaways Open to Canadians Facebook group. It's a place for Canadian bloggers and contesters to share and enter fabulous Canadian giveaways.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Giveaway Linky ~ Mar 21 - Mar 27



Welcome to my Friday giveaway LINKY!

Come link up your giveaways and enter some too.

The Ultimate Party on Google+, Week 3

This is the third week of The Ultimate Party on G+. Tammy from The Ultimate Linky, Renee from Mommy Goes On, Tammy from My Life Abundant, Elizabeth from Positive Kismet, and Kim from KidPep run this party every week on their blogs, and this week I am able to cohost with them!


I'm partying at the Ultimate Party on G+ for the third week this week and it's a blast! I've been wanting to make better use of Google+ for a while now but wasn't quite sure how to go about it. When I discovered The Ultimate Party I was totally on board! I get to share my content, get some much needed engagement as well as discover some awesome posts from fellow bloggers. It's a win win and lots of fun. So come party with us every Friday!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Celebrate 45 years of The Very Hungry Caterpillar with Eric Carle Labels, Tags, and Wall Decals from Oliver's Labels! #CouponCode and #Giveaway

*I'm an Oliver's Labels agent~contains affiliate links*

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

It was on this day, March 20th 1969, that the beloved children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar was first published. I really had no idea that it had been around that long. I read that it has sold a staggering 37+ million copies since then. WOW! Now that's impressive. It's such a classic children's book that just about everyone has either read themselves or at least heard of. I remember reading it when I was a girl in school and now MY girls can still enjoy it. Do you have fond memories of it as a child? I bet you do!

Celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day 
every year on the first day of spring!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Vote For Me Daily At Top Mommy Blogs: Just One Click Is All I Need!



Top Mommy Blogs is a great place to find new blogs to follow.

I'd love to be #1 in the Family Life category.

You can vote for me very easily with just one click. 
You can either click the image below, at the bottom of each of my blog posts, or at the top of my sidebar. Each click per day counts as one vote.

Thanks to all my loyal readers for all your support :)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Photo Shoot Tips from Blurb. Plus Save 25% on print book orders!

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How to make a fashion book with Blurb

Blurb is a cool company that lets you make books about anything that interests you. And if you’re interested in fashion and style—and love to show it off—making a book of your personal fashion is a fantastic way to capture your sartorial genius for all time. Whether you want it just for yourself, so you can look through your greatest hits, or you’re a bit of an Internet fashionista who wants to make a book to sell, you’ll find these tips pretty helpful:

1. It’s all about lighting. To make your fashion really pop, choose natural light or studio light with a soft box (you can even make one from a lamp and last season’s white t-shirt). If you’re using a flash, you’ll probably want to bounce it or stick a diffusion filter on it.


Homeschool Bits 1-day SALE on CurrClick: Hundreds of fun studies, lapbooks, and more for just 10 cents!


I'm regularly on CurrClick and love all the fun lessons and lapbooks that I find there to include in our homeschool curriculum. Homeschool Bits is one of our favourites. I think I've purchase 75% of what they have available already! Whenever they have a sale I make sure to grab a bunch more. It's time to grab some more lessons because their 10 cent sale is back! Don't miss it!


Ends Wednesday March 19th @11:59


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Monday, March 17, 2014

Just for Kids Weekly Link-Up: Crafts, activities, recipes, and more!


Welcome to my weekly Just For Kids Link-Up Party!

I'm a homeschooling mom of two girls ages 5 and 10 and run a small home day care for 4 precious little ones, ages 1 to 3. I'm always on the lookout for more craft and recipe ideas, free printables, lessons, experiments, and fun activities to do with the kids.

Every Monday I'd love for you to come share your favourite blog posts that feature all things that are Just For Kids. If you link up this week, you just may be featured in next week's post as well as added to my Just for Kids Link-Up Party Pinterest  board.

Spring craft for kids: Egg carton caterpillars


Egg carton caterpillars

The first day of spring is just a few days away! Who else is excited this dreaded winter has reached it's end? Technically anyway. I can't wait for the rest of the snow to melt and for little sprouts to begin to appear on the bushes and trees. I look forward to trips with the kids to the playground and walks around the lake. I love going for walks with the kids and the dogs during the spring because the geese are always out with their brand new little babies that are just too cute for words. Winter has been a bear and I'm so happy for it to be over. What are you most looking forward to about spring?

Friday, March 14, 2014

#DisneyLive! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show! Hits the Sony Centre in #Toronto Next Friday! {Promo Code}


Just one more week til Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show! hits the Sony Centre and my kids can't wait! My 5 year old asks me daily if we're going yet. Gotta love her enthusiasm. I can't wait to go either. If you don't have your tickets yet there's still time. Be sure to use the promo code below. See you there!

Barbie my Dreams: A New & Safe Environment for Mom & Daughter to Play Together and WIN! Express Your Style Contest Grand Prize: Unforgettable Toronto Shopping Experience {ARV: $10,000 CAD}


My sisters and I were consumed by Barbie when we were kids. Our family didn't have a lot of money growing up but when there was a bit of extra money in the budget our mom would buy us something new for our Barbie collection. We had special cases to hold our barbies and their wardrobe. We had the Barbie mini van, a workout center, kitchen and lots of little accessories. My Nana loved to sew and every time she came for a visit she would have some brand new hand sewn outfits for our Barbie dolls. I still have many of them to this day. Barbie was very special to us. We spent hours upon hours in pretend play. It's a childhood memory I'll hold dear forever.

Giveaway Linky ~ Mar 14 - Mar 20



Welcome to my Friday giveaway LINKY!

Come link up your giveaways and enter some too.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Celebrate March Break with @DKCanada! Fantastic Fun for the Kids #DKMarchBreak


March Break Boutique ~ Save 30%

It's March Break! YAY! Bet your kids are having a great time with a break from school aren't they? We were hoping for a glimpse of spring, instead we got 18cm of snow! UGH! Let me see. What could I do to keep the kids busy this week? I know! Let's get out the books we got from DK Canada's Make Your March Break Great Boutique! I'm sure you know by now that we are huge DK Canada fans in this house. And we LOVE the books we just got to review! Some cooking, some crafting, and some doodling. These are a few of our favourite things :) Now I'm going to have to figure out how to get the kids back in school mode come Monday.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Comic Books Made Easy at Blurb ~ #PromoCodes

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Comic Books Made Easy at Blurb


Ever wanted to make your own cartoon or comic book? You can do it without a publisher at Blurb! And if you're worried about quality, don't! Blurb paired up with one of the all time comic book greats, Paul Rivoche, who is known for illustrations of Batman and Ironman to name a few. Heard of those guys? I thought so! Take a look at this video and try not to be inspired to write up your own book right now. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March Break Kids Craft Project: Cardboard box alien head

Cardboard box alien head craft


Raid the Craft Box and have some March Break fun!

If you are like most mom's, you've got a box full of craft supplies. Every time I use up some plastic wrap or tin foil, or someone eats the last of the cream cheese, we always save the cardboard rolls or plastic containers. It all gets tossed into the craft box for future projects.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Just for Kids Weekly Link-Up: Crafts, activities, recipes, and more!


Welcome to my weekly Just For Kids Link-Up Party!

I'm a homeschooling mom of two girls ages 5 and 10 and run a small home day care for 4 precious little ones, ages 1 to 3. I'm always on the lookout for more craft and recipe ideas, free printables, lessons, experiments, and fun activities to do with the kids.

Every Monday I'd love for you to come share your favourite blog posts that feature all things that are Just For Kids. If you link up this week, you just may be featured in next week's post as well as added to my Just for Kids Link-Up Party Pinterest  board.

Spring Flowers Hand Print Art Activity for Preschoolers

Spring Flowers Hand Print Art

My friend is back to work from her maternity leave and my other friend goes back in a few weeks. That means I'm back to watching their precious little ones. I love them! So sweet, so little. I don't need more babies, I just borrow my friend's for the day. LOL. I get my fix. 

So now I'm busy searching for fun activities and arts and crafts to do with 4 preschoolers. Spring is just around the corner (never mind the snowstorm about to hit in 2 days, UGH!) So we're switching from winter craft mode to all things spring!

Spring Into Cash Giveaway: Two prizes of $250 each! {WW - 4/10}


Welcome to the Spring Into Cash Sweepstakes!

Spring means No More Snow! YAY. Winter was way too long! Spring means grass, flowers, birds chirping, and more time spent outdoors with the kids. Spring means more trips to the zoo and new baby animals. And most of all, spring means summer is on it's way! Can't wait!

Celebrate Maple Syrup Season with 22 Fabulous Recipes and More!

Maple Syrup Recipe RoundUp


It's March and that means the sap is starting to flow in our beautiful Maple trees and it's time for some Maple Syrup!

Spring Fever $500 PayPal Cash Giveaway! {WW - 3/23}



Welcome to the $500 Spring Fever Cash Giveaway!

It's that time again!


Once again, I've joined an amazing group of bloggers to bring you another fantastic cash giveaway. One person will win $500 cash! Spring is just about here. Time to update the wardrobe, plan for summer vacation and more. An extra $500 in your pocket would certainly help. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Banana Blueberry Maple Mini Muffins #Recipe

Banana Blueberry Maple Mini Muffins


I love making mini muffins! Great for a quick snack or breakfast on the run. I've been using coconut oil in almost ALL my baking lately but you can use butter if you like. I adapted this recipe from my Chocolate Chip Banana Mini Muffins which my family also loves!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Giveaway Linky ~ Mar 7 - Mar 13



Welcome to my Friday giveaway LINKY!

Come link up your giveaways and enter some too.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Looking for Canadian bloggers for a Canada Only Cash Giveaway! Sign-ups close 3/19.


I'm so excited that my Canadian Giveaway Facebook group that I started just over a year ago has just about reached 1,000 fabulous members. A great group of Canadian bloggers and contesters have made this group what it is today.

Thank You!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Little Tikes Bounce House Trampoline Giveaway! {US~3/19}


Little Tikes Bounce House Trampoline Giveaway!

Get Crafty with the Kids Without Breaking the Budget! Enter to win $20 in Dollarama Gift Cards! {CAN ~3/18} #GiveawayHop


Homeschooling Mom 4 Two has joined a few other awesome bloggers for an Arts and Crafts giveaway hop. Each blogger is giving away an Arts and Crafts themed prize.

My girls LOVE arts and crafts but mommy doesn't like spending a lot of money. Our go to place for arts and crafts materials is ALWAYS the dollar store. You can get so much for so little. Check out the load of stuff we grabbed on our last trip. Thirteen items for just under $20 plus tax!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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